There’s an interesting article on Broadly about women who are learning and training jiu jitsu in secret within Iran.
It’s a pretty good read- it reminds me of a woman who we had in our classes for a while. I’m pretty sure she kept her head covered, but what was most memorable was that she couldn’t touch anyone of the opposite sex: in training, or even slapping hands (at the end of class we do a sort of “good game” hand slap at the finish). Fortunately there was always at least one female in class for her to drill and train with, and the hand slap was easily solved with a friendly wave, so she was always able to participate. It’s a shame these women are put in an awkward position, but it’s certainly admirable- that they are putting so much on the line to learn and train in jiu jitsu.
Check it out and let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!